Amy's Auction Sniping Guide

You want to learn how to auction snipe? Well this is the place you can come to learn.

I'm Amy, a quite successful auction sniper. I have been sniping for about 2 years now.
I have many snipes to my name, here are a couple of my best achievements:





So you want to be able to snipe things like these?

This guide should help you in the right direction to be able to get things like this.

Auctions can be put up for different lengths of time.

One Hour
Two Hours
Three Hours
Four Hours
Six Hours
Nine Hours
Twelve Hours
Eighteen Hours
One Day
Two Days

First things first, find something good to watch.

I have a number of things I search to see if I can find a good snipe.
Here is a list of items/phrases I recommend searching:

Make sure you search with 'Ignore Neofriend-Only Auctions' selected,
this way it gives you a wider range of results.

Start searching!

Click Auction Genie and type in what you want to search for:



I tend to search for this first, this normally gives me the most possible snipes.

So, you're searching the auctions for something cheap, then suddenly you spot something,
what do you do now?



I've found a ixi transmogrification potion, ending soon and going cheap!

Firstly, I click the link to the auction and view it.



I look at the neoclock and compare it to the first bid.
This gives me a rough idea when the auction will end, this example is awful,
there is a better example at the bottom of this page.

For example, if the first bid was 11:00am and it told it was less than 30 mins
to go and the current time was 11:45am,you would know it finished before 12:00pm,
and that it was an hour auction. That's if the dates were the same.

Section on time estimating at the bottom of the page.

After doing that evaluating, I bookmark it.
This gives me easy access to check the auction, I don't have to bid to keep an eye on it,
that just raises the price, something I want to keep as low as possible.



I check on it every 10 minutes or so, depending on how close to ending it is.

NOTE: The less than 30 mins timer is not completely accurate.
It sometimes appears later/earlier than the 30 minute mark.

Now for the waiting.. *waits*

Once your auction goes down to less than 30 mins,
you need to start watching out for it.

I have a method for checking the first 80 auctions to make sure you
don't accidently miss it whilst switching to the next set of auctions. Forward two, back one.

First scan Auctions 1 - 20. Then go to 21 - 40. Then back to 1 -20.

Then jump to 41 - 60.

Then back to 21 - 40.

Then jump to 61 - 80.

Then back to 41 - 60.

Then forward to 81+.

See the method? forward two, back one.

Here's a diagram, incase you didn't understand.



Once you spot you item, follow it down to 1 - 20.

Most people will see it and just constantly bid until it ends.
This brings the price up and gives you no idea when it is really close to finishing.
This next example will show you what to do when an auction is close to ending.

Generally browsing the auction house:

You're not going to find all the good snipes in the auction house. There are just so many!
(That's a good thing if you didn't get that) ;)

Browsing on the 81+ page is good, it gives you chance to get more money from the bank if need be.

I spotted something!



This flotsam MP is at 96, a fair few seconds before it will finish.
This is when you start watching it get closer to 1.
I watch it down to about 15 before going to the auction and bidding.



This is the point where you start bidding!

In this case the increasement was high so I didn't need to increase it, but when it's a low increasement
increase it by 5k if there is huge profit to be made, you're more likely to win.

Constantly bid until the auction ends/the auction value isn't worth purchasing.





I won!

I can easily make 30k profit off this since the pb value is over 400k.

RESULT.

You may not be so lucky on some occasions, but keep trying! Practise makes perfect after all.

Once winning, your auction has to be processed.

If you weren't lucky, but wondering where your points went too don't panic.
It takes times for auctions to process, once it does, your neopoints will be returned to you.

If you were fortunate enough to win, TNT kindly send you a neomail confirming you won,
and that the item has been added to your inventory.



Estimating when an auction is going to end:

It can feel like hours watching auctions over and over waiting for something to pop up.

Using this example I will help explain how to estimate when the auction is going to end.



Here you can see the first bid was at 12:01am.

The auction timer says there is less than 30 minutes until the auction ends and the
current time is 11:37pm.

Also, the dates are spread out by a day, you can see by that the auction
was probably a 24 hour auction.

Also from this you know the auction definatly ends before 12:01am, 25 minutes away.

Considering that this is a paintbrush, and it started at only 1000np, it probably got bid
on soon after the paintbrush was put into auction.

I would probably start searching for it in the top 100 auctions at about 45-50 minutes past. :)

Hopefully this guide will give you some idea how to make some extra profit.
Remember this is only my method, there are many methods,
and whatever works best for you will be the best.

If you have any more queries don't hestitate to neomail me.


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